Posted on 9th May 2017
Biking IFA is ‘Charity Champion’
A local independent financial adviser has been recognised for his exceptional commitment to charity at the inaugural BHBiz Awards.
Mike Oliver, of Mike Oliver Associates, won the ‘Charity Champion’ award at the event, which was hosted by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) and highlighted outstanding business accomplishments in the local area.
Judges Gordon Reay, Grant Ashley, and Mayor of Burgess Hill Jacqui Landriani chose Mike for the award due to his dedicated support of organisations such as the Rotary Club, Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society, and Chailey Heritage. The award was sponsored by Heights Health & Fitness.
Mike was unable to attend the event as he was taking part in the Brighton2Paris bike ride from Friday 4 to Monday 8 May, for which he was also a sponsor.
“I am truly humbled to receive this distinction,” said Mike. “I was disappointed I couldn’t be there but the Bike Ride was a fantastic experience and a great chance to raise funds for some worthy causes. Thanks to the BHBPA and the judges for this recognition – it was a lovely surprise.”
The BHBiz Awards took place at the Brighton Amex Community Stadium on Friday 5 May.
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."